Penetrating the opposition is key to creating goalscoring chances. Combination play is a vital part of your coaching strategy and by using this session you can get players to understand how and why linking up in the final third will help your team score more goals. MORE
Through the Gate
To start with one team should outweigh the other, so play 8v4 or 7v5. You coach to the side with spare balls.
To score a point a pass must be played through a gate and received by another player. On receiving the ball the player can either immediately pass to a team mate or turn away, depending on the position of the defenders.
If the opposing team gains possession it can then attempt to score a point by passing through a gate.
Change defenders every three minutes. The winners are the group of eight players who score the most points.
Encourages movement and your players’ ability to see free space and use it accurately. The game also combines accurate long and short passes.
Passing and movement, weight and accuracy of passing, timing and angle of runs, first touch and awareness of defenders.
Area: 30 yard diameter circle with four 1 yard gates
Equipment: Cones, balls
What To Call Out
- Even up the teams and play to see which team can score the most points in five minutes.
- If the players can achieve a quick one two through the gate, a bonus point can be awarded. Then remove one gate
Add gates or widen the existing gates to make it easier.